The Momofuku brand’s reach is expansive. Founded by acclaimed Chef David Chang, the first Momofuku restaurant opened in New York City in 2004. Today, you can find Momofuku outposts in not just NYC, but also in Los Angeles, Toronto, and — of course — Vegas. You can also find Momofuku products, like instant noodles and chili sauce, in stores.
Momofuku Las Vegas, located within The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, offers the same Momofuku, high-quality experience you could get anywhere in the world, but with a bit of Vegas flair. Expect specialty dishes that the brand has become known for, but also unique qualities that you’ll still appreciate if you’ve been to a Momofuku-owned restaurant elsewhere.
Keep reading to learn more about this restaurant, its signature dishes, and more.
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What to Order at Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Momofuku, of course, offers Asian cuisine, with an emphasis on steamed buns, noodles, and large, shareable plates. Cuisine is inspired by Korean, Japanese, and American takes on Asian fare. Thanks to the big, family-style menu items, this restaurant is a great pick for a group of foodies.
So what, specifically, do you order, if you want the best of the best at Momofuku Las Vegas? We have a few suggestions (though do note that the menu here is always evolving and changing!).
Appetizers and Starters
The restaurant’s menu doesn’t have an appetizer or starter section, per se. Instead, there’s a raw bar and small plates options.
Top recommendations include the big eye tuna off the raw bar which is topped with shaved foie gras and is just as delicious as it sounds. For small plates, the buns, which come two to an order, are a must, particularly the pork belly buns (though shrimp buns are also available, if you’re not keen on pork).
Soups and Salads
The soup and salad options on the Momofuku menu are more like salad and noodle options. While the salads are varied, light, and fresh, unless you’re really just in the mood for a salad, skip them and go for the noodles. The Truffle Ramen is a specialty highlight. It comes topped with truffles, chives, and an egg yolk, but if you want to add pork belly, chicken, or shrimp, that’s also an option.
Entrees and Other Specialities
For entrees, you can order from several meat and seafood options, or go for one of the large-format dishes that are intended to serve between three and six diners. The Bo Ssäm and the 5 Spice Roasted Duck both receive rave reviews. The former is a slow-roasted pork shoulder that comes with rice, kimchi, and other accompaniments, while the latter is a whole duck also served with rice, ginger crepes, kimchi, and similar items.
Not dining with a group? If you don’t really need one of the large-format menu items, go ahead and peruse the other entree options, like the crispy lamb ribs served with chile yogurt, or the wagyu steak options.
The dessert menu at Momofuku is changing daily with some of the most creative and inventive sweet plates that will have your sweet tooth dancing for joy! Be sure to ask your waiter about what options are available on your visit.
If you didn’t get enough sweet at Momofuku, you’ll love Milk Bar (located nearby Momofuku) as they offer some of the best desserts you’ll find, well… anywhere.
Drinks and Cocktails
Momofuku Las Vegas offers a wide variety of drinks and cocktails, including wine, beer, sake, and non-alcoholic options. The cocktail list includes a handful of basic drinks, some with slight Asian influences, like the Tamari Old Fashioned, made with bourbon, black sugar, bitters, and tamari, or the California Dreamin’, made with gin, sake, strawberry, and lime.
Reservations at Momofuku Restaurant
Momofuku Restaurant in the Cosmopolitan uses the Sevenrooms restaurant reservation platform, making it easy for diners to find availability, make a reservation, receive confirmation, and edit or cancel a reservation if plans change.
You can log into Sevenrooms using a Facebook or Google account or just make a reservation as a guest.
What to Expect: Ambiance and Setting
This hip and stylish restaurant is sleek and urban, but don’t feel like you have to break out your best outfit for dinner here. Go business casual and you’ll fit right in. Group diners can take advantage of private dining spaces, like a karaoke room. The restaurant overlooks the Strip’s Eiffel Tower at the nearby Paris Las Vegas resort.
Things to Know About Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Location: Momofuku is situated on the resort’s Level 2, which is accessible via either the Chelsea Tower elevators and escalator (in the resort’s lobby on Level 1), or the Boulevard Tower elevators and nearby escalator (next to the high limit table games on Level 1). If you come up through the former, you’ll have to walk the entire length of this level of the resort, past the boardrooms and to the side of Level 2 that houses shops and restaurants, where Momofuku is tucked back in a corner between Milk Bar and All Saints. If you come up through the latter, you’ll find yourself just a few steps away from the restaurant.
Hours of Operation:
- Daily for lunch, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
- Wednesday–Monday for cocktail hour, 5–7 p.m.
- Sunday–Thursday for dinner, 5–10 p.m.
- Friday–Saturday for dinner, 5–11 p.m.
- Hours subject to change
Dress Code: Business Casual (Think skirts or trousers, nice blouses/shirts, and no tennis shoes or flip-flops)
Price: You can expect a full dinner meal, including a small plate or noodles/salad, entree, and one cocktail to cost approximately $65-$150 per person, not inclusive of gratuities.
Identity Rewards Dining Perks: Cosmopolitan Las Vegas has a player’s rewards program that offers all kinds of benefits, including those for dining if you’re a member. Membership is free. You can find more information here at Identity Rewards.
Momofuku in Summary
Momofuku is an excellent dining choice in Las Vegas if you’re looking for inventive Asian cuisine that’s highly acclaimed, from an award-winning brand and chef. The restaurant’s group-friendly, large-format meals also make it a perfect spot for friends, families, or colleagues. As always, thanks for reading The Las Vegas Report!
If you’re looking for more dining options at this amazing resort, check out our complete guide to restaurants in the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.
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